Texas Defensive Driving Requirements

  • Cannot have completed a driving safety course in the last 12 months preceding the date of the offense.
  • If no valid Texas drivers license but is a member or dependent child or spouse of a member of active duty in the U.S. military and hasn’t complete a driving safety course in another state in the last 12 months.
  • Cannot have been speeding 95 MPH or more
  • Cannot have been 25 MPH or more over the posted speed limit
  • Must have valid proof of insurance
  • Must complete an approved course within 90 days
  • Must provide proof of the approved course
  • Must provide an affidavit of not completing a course with 12 months preceding the ticket date
  • Provide certified copy of driving record
  • Cannot have a commercial drivers license
  • Cannot have passed a school bus loading or unloading
  • Cannot have left the scene of an accident
  • Cannot have been cited in a construction zone with workers present

Does a Driver Under 25 Years old Have to Take Defensive Driving?

Yes a driver who chooses to take Deferred Disposition for a moving violation will be required to comply with the above defensive driving requirements.